Junior Girls do well in the Lily B League with a great trun-out of 18 athletes! Well done Dorking Juniors!
Surrey Road League and Championships 2008
Congratulations to Nick Hodges who won the overall series in the highly competitive Senior Mens category. The results from the races in this year's Surrey Road League have now been added.
During September we take part in both the County and South of England road relays. For both of these events we need teams of 6 for the senior men and teams of 4 for the vet men and ladies. The 2 races are great for team spirit and the aim is get a good turn out this year ahead of the cross country season.
13th September - Wimbledon Park (Athletics Track), County Championships start 12 Noon
27th September - Rushmoor Arena, Aldershot, SOE
Please can everyone confirm their availability for these races to Nick Hodges (Men) and Dave Stead (Ladies).
Mob Match 20th September Reigate Priory Park
The cross country season this year will start in September with a pre-season "Mob Match" 5 mile race in Reigate Priory on Saturday 20th September, between Reigate, Dulwich and ourselves. The idea is to get as many people as possible and is open to both men and women. The more runners the more points we get, so we need everyone to turn up. Please confirm availability to Nick Hodges.
Advance notice of 2008-9 Mens Cross Country Fixtures - Division 1
2008-9 Cross Country Fixtures
Date Location - Men
11th October Richmond Park
8th November Wimbledon Common
10th January Coulsdon
7th February Ham
3rd January Surrey County Chanpionships, Lloyd Park
So here's a quick reminder for most and for the new faces, welcome. The Surrey league comprises four 5 mile cross country races on Saturday afternoon's, 2 this year and 2 next year. We had a great season with about 20 to 25 runners at most races, and after the previous season's disappointment we secured promotion to Division One. Lets go and show those in Division One what DMVAC is made of and see if we can stay up. The enthusiasm and team spirit was amazing last year and hopefully we can carry on where we left off and finish well in the league. One thing to remember as we discovered the season before last is that every point counts and even more important is every race especially the first race.
Start times for Mens Surrey League are 2.30pm (Boys) and 3.00pm (Men) (except for 10th January early start 2.00pm and 2.30pm).
Dorking 10 Sunday 1st June 2008 - Volunteers Needed
The club urgently needs help on Sunday June 1st at the Dorking 10 race. If you could possibly spare a few hours then there are plenty of interesting jobs to be done! Don't worry if you can't come for the whole morning - any offer would be gratefully appreciated. Alternatively, if you are running then please do make a cake for the refreshments stall or supply a marshall.
Pixham Working Party 19th April - 9.30am
On the 19th April there will be a working party at Pixham to start getting the facilities ready for the summer track and field season. There are plenty of jobs that need to be done, both large and small. Please turn up and show you support as this is your club, the more helpers the quicker it is all done.
Southern Men's Track and Field League
The club has not participated in a track and field league for a very long time and this year the club is joining forces with Redhill and Holland Sports to enter Division 3. It would be good if we can support the joint team during the season. All the races are on Saturdays, provisional venues below. Please let either Dave Stead or Nick Hodges know if you are interested.
3rd May Crawley K2
7th June Portsmouth
28th June Crawley K2
17th July Ashford
2nd August Hastings
Surrey Road League and Championship Fixtures 2008
Date Event League
4th May Sutton 10km
Sutton Runners League
11th May Ranelagh 1/2marathon
Ranelagh Harriers League + County Championship
1st June Dorking 10 miles
Dorking & Mole Valley AC League + County Championship
29th June Dysart Dash 10km
Ranelagh Harriers League + County Championship
20th July Elmbridge 10km
Elmbridge Road Runners League
10th August Belgrave Wimbledon 5km
Belgrave Harriers League + County Championship
DMVAC succeed second time round in the Surrey Cross Country League
(Match report from Nick Hodges) Dorking were out in force for the final Surrey league cross country fixture at the weekend at Lloyd Park, Croydon. Going into the race we were 3rd overall with only about 50 points separating the top 3 clubs, with top 2 teams being Stragglers and Dulwich. The course was muddy and under water in places as usual, but that did not prevent everyone putting their all into the race. We had 4 in the top 10 which was amazing, including Nick Hodges, Simon Beardsall, Ed Clements and Fraser Dawson. After the race the team were in high spirits and confident on their strong runs. I have never seen such great team spirit and the whole atmosphere was amazing. You all deserve credit in making that strong team bond. We came 2nd on the day, 22 points behind 1st Stragglers and 56 points ahead of 3rd Dulwich. This result has secured the teams promotion to Division 1, with the final league position of 2nd behind Stragglers.
South of England Veterans Cross Country Championships Ruislip 2 February 2008
Congratulations to the Ladies W45 team (Janet Ray, Anne Davidson and Charlotte Craig) on winning the silver medals at the South of England Veterans Cross Country Championships. The Ladies W35 team placed 5th.
The 3rd Bookham 10K will be on Sunday 17th February 2008 with all proceeds going to Down's Syndrome. Online race entry and more information is available on the Trionium website (click here). Andy Fay will need helpers for this – please contact him if you can assist.